Russia is currently inhabited by some 73,000 Poles. There are a number of Polish organizations in the country, such as the Federal Polish National and Cultural Autonomy Congress of Poles in Russia, and Polish periodicals are published.
Formal conditions for the transport of deceased from Russia to Poland
In order to transport the body of a deceased person to our country, a set of documents must be submitted:
- Birth and marriage certificates from the Registry Office (if you do not have a copy);
- A burial permit issued by the district governor or mayor;
- The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Moscow: a certificate that the death did not occur as a result of an infectious disease (issued by the Federal Supervisory Service in the area of protection of consumer rights and human welfare),a medical certificate of death (death card); a certificate of closure of the coffin/tube, along with information containing the personal data of the deceased;
- KG of the Republic of Poland in Kaliningrad: a medical certificate of death (death card) issued by the State Budget Health Protection Authority, Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Kaliningrad Region; approval for the export of cadavers outside the Kaliningrad region issued by the Federal Service for Supervision in the Sphere of Protection of Consumer Rights and Quality of Human Life, the Federal Budgetary Office for Health Protection Center for Hygiene and Epidemiology of the Kaliningrad Region, a certificate issued by the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Kaliningrad region that the coffin contains only the remains of the deceased person; a certificate issued by the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Kaliningrad region containing the following information: the name of the deceased, date of birth, the final place of transport of the body (burial, cremation), confirmation that the death was not related to an infectious disease, the cause of death, information that the coffin contains only the remains of the deceased person, the space between the coffin and the container was filled with wood filings, the corpse was embalmed for a period of 7 days, the coffin and container were stamped with the seal of the Institute of Forensic Medicine of the Kaliningrad region
- Certificate for bringing the body or ashes (remains) into the country issued by the Consul
How does the transport of deceased look like?
Transport of the body from Russia to Poland is carried out overland. The corpses are transported by a specialized hearse that meets a number of legal and sanitary requirements. Each of our cars is equipped with a cooler and protection against sliding of the coffin or urn. In order to respect the dignity of the deceased, we also ensure that the driver's cabin is permanently separated from the part intended for the placement of deceased or human remains.
- After accepting and signing the contract and sending scans of the necessary documents, our employee leaves for the place where the body of the deceased person is located and collects the original documents from the nearby offices to continue the procedure of bringing the corpse from abroad.
- Next, our employee goes to the previously indicated place (usually a morgue) to collect the body and ensure that it is properly prepared for the journey.
- Upon your request, we take a photo of the body so that you can be sure that the coffin contains the designated person. (The service is free of charge, you receive the photos on the SIM card)
- Before leaving the country, the Employee dealing with your case performs consular clearance at the Consulate appropriate for the place of residence of the deceased person.
- Prior to the scheduled departure, the Family is informed (by email or telephone) of the exact route selected and the scheduled time of arrival at the designated location within our country.